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Get the max out of Desire on holiday trip

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tomvdp, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. tomvdp

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    I will be on a holiday trip (the Norwegian fjords). I will be doing things there of which I think the Desire can be useful:
    - drive from one hotel to the next
    - walks in nature
    - keep my parents up-to-date about my current location
    - collect GPS data about the walks / routes for memory & review when back home

    Mobile Data will be off as this is incredibly expensive abroad. Most hotels I stay offer wifi though.

    So which applications should I use ?
    Navigation: Google Navigation probably needs a mobile data connection ? Is there other software that can possibly pre-load the Norwegian road maps ?
    Walks: idem dito, any application that has pre-loaded maps of known walks in west Norway ?
    Keeping parents up-to-date: use Latitude, part of Google Maps ? But does it work with mobile data off and does it sync when on wifi at night ?
    Collect tracks: no idea! I could use the Footprints application, taking pictures here and there, but not sure how to put them on a map in the correct order to reconstruct a journey.

    Any things you use the Desire for on a holiday trip that is not listed here ? Please add!

    Thank you for your input!
     

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    Cant offer any help but good luck with the trip, hope it goes well,
     
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    Somebody on the forum mentioned a free GPS app that can cache maps... I think it was called Maverick

    Edit: just checked my search history and its Maverick Lite. Not tried it, looks basic but might be enough for holiday purposes.
     
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    For the maps I have installed RMaps, and created maps for it using google maps. It is not doing navigation (no search, no route mapping), but at least I have portable, detailed maps with me. Oh, and it can record tracks and export them!

    But I will look into Maverick and see how it compares.

    RMaps: RMaps - Android app on AppBrain
    Creating maps for it: Google ??????????
    and
     
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    Anybody know how to have 2 sets of google maps ie 2 countrys loaded into maverick?
     
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    maverick pro also looks good
     
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